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McGregor Boyall Associates London Reviews

Updated December 4, 2017
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  1. "Recruitment Consultant Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Structured Training
    - Competitive commission structure plus other perks
    - Enjoyable working environment
    - Achievable promotion structure from associate to consultant

    Cons

    - Hours are long and work/life balance can be affected if commute is long. But other than that, there are no issues with the firm itself at this time.

    Advice to Management

    None of note.


  2. "If you want to work in recruitment - it won't get better than MBA"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Invest in promoting and developing current employees
    - Great Client database
    - Well known name - 30 years of experience
    - Clear targets / milestones for promotion
    - Achievable KPIs
    - Approachable management
    - Grown-up culture
    - BIG rewards (weekends away abroad / days out etc)

    Cons

    - The office would benefit from a 'facelift'
    - No 'small' perks offered by other recruitment companies like early finish Friday for all / fresh fruit / breakfast / monthly massage / office personal trainer / laptops etc

  3. "Rewarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good consultants and Good client base. They generally employ a well balanced work force. Have been around for over twenty years so have a fairly well known name in the market.

    Cons

    Management have got to where they are through longevity and not knowledge and expertise. A little David Brent at times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff on the floor more.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Dec 4, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. Your notes have been passed on to the senior management team. We wish you the best of luck with all you endeavour.


  4. "needs some fresh ideas at a leadership level"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great brand reputation and strength in core IT recruitment

    Cons

    lack of ambition to diversify its offering

    Advice to Management

    allow for more creative thinking to grow.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Dec 4, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your insight and wish you the best of luck with all you aspire to achieve.


  5. "It's Alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment - two more words needed

    Cons

    Lacks commercialism - three more words needed

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback which has been passed on to our Senior Management Team.


  6. "Recruitment consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGregor Boyall Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, large client list, decent commission

    Cons

    Sales environment, no work life balance, revolving door

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Jan 27, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for your review and your feedback which we value very highly.


  7. "Few KPI's but a lack of direction"

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back and few KPI's. Good salary.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, little delegation, top-down style, can be back stabby

    Advice to Management

    None

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Jan 11, 2017 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your feedback which will be passed to the Senior Team. We wish you luck with your future career.

  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McGregor Boyall Associates (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture if you like the 'jack the lad' sort of humour. Very social, drinks every Thursday and Friday nights. No micro management and very laid back for a recruitment firm which is fantastic if you want an easier approach to sales. Good working environment.

    Cons

    Desperately need an IT department to assist with the business as they currently outsource. This is vital for any company as it is the engine driving the business. Needs addressing. The office is slightly run down and could do with simple things like cutlery, new toaster, a microwave that works... Benefits aren't as good as other companies but the working environment is much nicer to work in so it equals out.

    Advice to Management

    Spruce up the office like re painting and kitchen stuff. small things can make a huge difference! A proper IT department is vital and needs to be looked at.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Nov 16, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for your review and your valuable feedback. Having only very recently outsourced our IT function we acknowledge this is a period of adjustment and are working hard to iron out any kinks to... More


  9. "McGregor Boyall"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Adult environment that isn't KPI driven. Great people.

    Cons

    MD sits in his ivory tower all day. Senior management very poor. Old boys club. No vision to take the business forward.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with your workforce. Tell your consultants the business strategy.

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Oct 5, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    Thank you for taking time to leave us your feedback. Your comments will be passed to the Management Team and we wish you the best of luck for the future.


  10. "Recruiter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good client base, very nice people, relaxed working.

    Cons

    Little to no training or investment in your development.

    Advice to Management

    Given already

    McGregor Boyall Associates Response

    Aug 4, 2016 – Marketing Manager

    Thanks for your comments and your constructive feedback which will be passed to the Management Team. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and wish you luck in the future.


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